HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DCSoftware, Inc., the authors of the ARCTOOLS® purge and archive toolset and the ARCTOOLS Module for JDE, is proud to announce the general release of ReorgWizard™ Version 4. This powerful software addresses one of the most nagging problems in an IBM i (aka AS/400, iSeries, System/i) environment - reorganizing files.
A standard reorg using RGZPFM often requires exclusive allocation of the file for the duration of the process and can be resource intensive. Run time can be quite long for large files – often hours and sometimes days. The burden on the CPU during a reorg can also be quite high. The new ReorgWizard™ Version 4 addresses both of these issues, boasting impressive features including Sequential Reorg, Reverse Reorg, Start/Stop/Resume and job throttling.
Reorgs can be scheduled to run in pieces – either for a desired number of records or until a predetermined date and time - so that the entire file does not need to be processed at once. Reorgs can also be stopped on demand. A reorg can then be restarted later from the point where it last left off. This allows reorgs to be processed at a relaxed pace and when time is available.
File reorgs can place a heavy burden on the machine due to excessive access path maintenance. This heavy burden can cause performance degradation for on line users and other processes. The exclusive 'throttle' feature of the ReorgWizard™ allows a reorg job to be slowed down (but not held or stopped), thus reducing the burden on the machine but still making progress on the file reorg. In high availability environments where journaling is used to keep a mirrored database synchronized, this throttle feature can be critical in allowing the mirrored machine to 'keep up' with the production reorg activity.
Using the ReorgWizard™, it is possible to run multiple reorg jobs concurrently. Files can be reorganized more often to keep files at peak efficiency.
Also new to ReorgWizard version 4 is a significant enhancement to the "safe mode file chop" process (the recovery of deleted record space) such that the chop now occurs in far less time. Benchmarks have demonstrated reductions in chop time ranging from 50% to 90%.
For more information about the ReorgWizard™, please contact DCSoftware at (508) 435-8243, or on the internet at http://www.arctools.com.
About ReorgWizard™ , ARCTOOLS/400™ and DCSoftware, Inc.
DCSoftware, Inc., has been assisting AS/400™ and iSeries shops with their purge and archive needs since 1996. Their flagship product, ARCTOOLS®, allows the creation of purge and archive functionality quickly and easily, without programming and without locking users out of the system. DCSoftware's ReorgWizard™ product allows files to be reorganized without locking users out of the system.
ARCTOOLS® is also available in several pre-configured "modules" for various ERP applications such as JD Edwards, BPCS, MMS and others.
DCSoftware also operates TimeShare400.com™ (www.timeshare400.com), a web based iSeries time-sharing service for development, testing and outsourcing. For more information, visit http://www.arctools.com or call 877-ARCTOOLS (272-8665).
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